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Volunteer Zambia is a programme run by the Wallace Group, which operates through a collaboration between eight UK universities (including St Andrews).
It uses sport as a tool to engage, educate and empower young people both in Zambia, around Lusaka, and the UK and enables them to learn key skills such as teamwork and communication while focusing on the enjoyment which sport can bring to the lives of young people.
My name is Molly and I am a 2nd year student studying Neuroscience at The University of St Andrews and I am also part of the University's Saints Netball Club. As a keen netballer I am excited to be given the chance to share my love for the sport by coaching it to young girls; who are not given the same opportunities to play. I will be joined by other members of Saints Sport who will also help to deliver sessions in their chosen sport.
Along with other volunteers from St Andrews, I am going to Zambia for six weeks this summer to mentor peer leaders in netball coaching. By doing so, I hope to enable them to improve their leadership and coaching skills, run the programme themselves with the aim to make it sustainable once we leave.
I will be taking part in some team fundraisers with the rest of the International Volunteers. These include:
St Andrews Spin-a-thon
I’m taking part in a 12-hour Spin-a-thon with my fellow teammates where we will take turns to cycle from 8am - 8pm. We will also be organising a bake sale to accompany the cycling.
St Andrews Colour Run
A 5km fun colour run for all the family.
Zumba for Zambia
A Zumba session open to the community.
Funds will go to:
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
Hand written thank you note (which I'll send when I get back).
Estimated delivery: 1 October 2020
A handwritten thank you note and a photo of my time in Zambia (which I'll send when I get back).
Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020